America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

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Scan, founded in 2011, utilizes and creates technologies like QR codes and NFC image recognition to connect individuals and businesses in the real world to the digital space. Since the release of the Scan app less than a year ago, by Brigham Young University students Garrett Gee, Ben Turley, and Kirk Ouimet, it has received more than 10 million downloads in the App Store and Android Marketplace and is currently being used in more than 77 countries. The company received $1.7 million in seed funding in late February.